Oglala Lakota College (OLC)

Kyle, SD

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Oglala Lakota College

Oglala Lakota College

Oglala Lakota College Student Essentials

Oglala Lakota College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Rural Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.olc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $2,396
Out-of-State Tuition: $2,396
Retention Rate: 43%
Enrollment: 2,694
Year Established: 1971

About OLC

Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, South Dakota aims to provide students with the educational credentials to compete for employment on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The college offers a wide range of educational opportunities, from community service to certificates to undergraduate degrees in fields like teaching, nursing, human services, business, computers, and vocational education positions at Pine Ridge Reservation.

The college was one of the first tribally controlled colleges in the United States. It was, and still is, sanctioned and governed by the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe with its governing body composed entirely of tribal members.

Oglala Lakota offers bachelor's degrees in Social Work, Natural Science, Business Administration and more; master's degrees in Lakota Leadership; and associate's degrees in General Business, Art, Education, Literature and Communication, Nursing, Science, Engineering, Math, and more.

You can also obtain a one-year certificate in Customer Service, Entrepreneurship, Office Technology, Television Production, and more. The college's credits are available for transfer to any college depending on the institution's method of transfer.

Student support services, such as peer mentoring, tutoring, academic advising and cultural activities, are available to any student.

Financial aid is available for eligible students through grants, student employment, and scholarships. Full-time students who are enrolled in 12 credits or more and demonstrate need are given priority.

The Oglala Lakota campus is entirely alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free.

OLC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Oglala Lakota College 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

I like college it has help me open up to get where I need to be, when I graduate and find my future in the Social Science field I want to travel and be a great worker in the work force and help others who need my help.


OLC Location

Oglala Lakota College
490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752


Getting Around OLC

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

2/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Kyle, SD

Winter
Dec
38
9
Jan
38
10
Feb
41
13
Spring
Mar
50
21
Apr
60
30
May
70
42
Summer
Jun
80
52
Jul
89
58
Aug
89
56
Fall
Sep
78
44
Oct
64
31
Nov
48
19

OLC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,461
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,694

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Caucasian: 6%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 93%
Caucasian 6%
American Indian or Alaska native 93%

Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%
Full-Time 33%
Part-Time 67%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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